Happy Friday! Valentine’s Day is past and now you can concentrate on finding just the President’s Day gift! But before Valentine’s Day fades to a memory, I wanted to think about Conversation Hearts.
I would imagine that you are familiar with those little, chalky conversation hearts made by Necco – the same people who brought us thin, quarter-sized chalky wafers. Did you even notice that they were nowhere to be found this Valentine’s Day? Necco had a rough year in 2018, abruptly shutting down in July after an investment firm bought it in a bankruptcy auction. It was purchased by Spangler Candy Co. at the end of the third quarter but that was too late to get the little candy hears back in the conversation for Valentine’s Day 2019. Perhaps they will be back for 2020.
Did you know that a serving is 25 hearts and that equates to 100 calories that are pretty much void of any nutritional value? The ingredients are: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Starch, Gelatin, Modified Food Starch, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Gum Arabic, Xanthan Gum, FD&C Colors. Natural & Artificial flavors? – imagine that – they are actually supposed to have flavor!
They would make changes to the sayings each year to reflect trends in culture. So, being the helpful person that I am, I thought I would offer some suggestions for the 2020 hearts that will help them get these back on the store shelves as soon as possible.
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Thought for the Week
“Valentine’s Day is a day to reflect on love – on love lost, love gained and love long remembered.”